Towns that were formerly in the no-go zone are slowly being “re-opened”, after going through (what one hopes is) a thorough process of decontamination and safety checks. Please pass through as quickly as possible.”. There is a misunderstanding commonly found on internet. This Is What It’s Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone . They used a network of 106 remote cameras placed along a gradient of radiological contamination to collect data over a four-month period. In March 2011, Japan experienced two disasters within one day. Authors / Auteurs 著者 : Carlos AYESTA - Guillaume BRESSION. It may not even be in our lifetime. Now, nearly a decade after the nuclear accident, the wildlife populations appear to be thriving. The full consequences of the leak are still not yet known, even 9 years later. By July 2018, a third of its population had returned (2,832 of the 8,313 registered residents had returned). National Route 6 in Fukushima Prefecture goes through parts of the nuclear exclusion zone. Fukushima Exclusion Zone The "Erasure" series within the Fukushima Exclusion Zone photographic essay is a record of abandoned places in Fukushima, where nature is reclaiming its rights in the absence of humans Photographs and text by Carlos Ayesta & Guillaume Bression One restaurant at a time. In the six years since the tsunami and … As Earther reports, a research team set up a whopping 120 cameras in the Fukushima exclusion zone that were set to trigger based on movement. Researchers have completed a study that shows wildlife flourishing in the Fukushima exclusion zone,' following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011. There are still areas that are off-limits, but there are also towns that are slowly coming back to life. SREL Collaborators: Jim Beasley, Phillip Lyons, Matt Hamilton. The prefecture of Fukushima saw heavy damage from the quake which was immediately followed by a tsunami. Fukushima's Exclusion Zone Is Being Overtaken by Wild Animals. Last month, the 27-year-old Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong ventured — ghostlike, if you will — into the Fukushima exclusion zone, within the 20-km radius around the old power plant. You need special permission to turn off the highway and enter residential areas. The total area of the zone was about 1,017 square miles (2,634 square km), which was later expanded to 1,600 square miles (4,143 square km) to include additional areas that were later found to be heavily radiated. 26 Devastating Photographs Of The Fukushima Exclusion Zone. The success of wildlife in the Chernobyl exclusion zone has been well documented, most recently in the Netflix series Our Planet. But while the towns are effectively “open for business”, the re-settling process is not a simple one. By Annelise Giseburt. And so many people, despite the complicated conditions, are moving back. The full effects of that day have still not been felt. by Jaime Edmund Dec 3, 2020, 3:20 pm. Originally from Kansai, Takashi now spends his days serving up lattes whilst programming and teaching locals how to code. In this June 7, 2011 photo, residents of a nursing home in Itate, Japan rest in a community room. The local populace was evacuated, however the tsunami caused the nuclear power plant in the area to explode, causing an extremely harmful radiation leak. This screenshot shows just how close the road gets to to the site of the crippled Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. The government encourages people to go back to their homes, to re-start their shops and schools, but visible scars remain. The tour provides details and information of what had happened, what is happening now in the area. And roughly 371 square km is a designated evacuation zone — 2.7% of the Prefecture’s total land. Following the disaster, the Soviet Union placed a circle-shaped exclusion zone with an 18-mile (about 30-km) radius around the plant. On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake knocked out the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station’s external power supply. Design / Maquette モックアップ : Dominique Roynette. It may stir up images of radiation, of people in white suits, of “ghost towns”. New series : 25 millions cubic metre ! “Caution: High-dose radiation area. Immediately after the accident, the government ordered residents in only 3km radius around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant (Here after referred as NPP) to evacuate on Mar.11, 2011. A young man recently decided to make a trip to the town, illegally I might add. His pictures are like something you would see in a zombie apocalypse movie. On March 15, after the sound what was bel… By March 2018, a year later, 500 people out of 20,000 had re-settled. But … Scenes from the area surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which suffered a triple meltdown in 2011 following an earthquake and tsunami, leaking radiation across the region. When he obtained permits to enter the roughly 20km (12.5 mile) Exclusion Zone, he was confronted with a scene similar to one from a post apocalyptic film. “It’s hard to move on when you’re constantly reminded of what happened”. A total of 154,000 people were evacuated from the area as a result and a 12-mile exclusion zone was put in place – later increased to 19 miles – with a … FUKUSHIMA investigators were left “worried” after recording radiation levels 100 times normal, leading them to suggest the exclusion zone should be increased. Source: Briefing material for technical workshop on the accident at Fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power station, TEPCO by Cabinet Office, Japan, Support Team for Residents Affected by Nuclear Incidents At the same time, the government designated 2 more different areas, “deliberate evacuation areas” and “evacuation prepared areas in case of emergency”. The prefecture of Fukushima saw heavy damage from the quake which was immediately followed by a tsunami. And while the official readings (updated regularly on the Fukushima Prefecture website in multiple languages) show that radiation levels are “safe”, these visible remenants may be one of the significant reasons why people aren’t coming home in flocks. The small town of Okuma, just two kilometres from the plant, looks unreal to my human eyes - … A large part of this process is removing top soil (approx. Having spent time in two of these towns, it’s hard to ignore the damaged homes, the abandoned businesses, and abundant reminders of the tragedy that unfolded here. Inside the Fukushima nuclear plant exclusion zone - in pictures. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Restaurants are crucial to community. A wild boar captured on a camera trap near Fukushima. Similary, Karin Taira came from the outside, and now runs the incredible Lantern House — a guest house with stellar reviews. It will be featured in our book! A part of it can already be seen on the dedicated website of the project. New research shows that wildlife are experiencing a similar flourishing in the Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan. There are many signs of positivity inside and outside the exclusion zone. Fukushima exclusion zone – 2011-2016. Scenes from the area surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which suffered a triple meltdown in 2011 following an earthquake and tsunami, leaking radiation across the region. by Jaime Edmund 3 months ago. He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the Fukushima exclusion zone. More information - Buy the book . New research shows that wildlife are experiencing a similar flourishing in the Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan. One shop at a time. Fukushima Prefecture website in multiple languages, 2,832 of the 8,313 registered residents had returned, AYS SPECIAL: Baobab Experience — You can’t stop solidarity, Climate change will require fast cross-border monetary flows, Tyrants, Heroes and Revolutions: How the US shattered the Iranian democracy, Big power rivalry in the Gulf requires a US strategy rethink, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, The Power of ‘WHY’ in the Indian Elections 2019. This is as real as you can get to see what actually is happening inside the area years after the earthquake strucked. According to a new study, animal populations are … Is there any way to visit inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone? More information - Buy the book . One house at a time. There are also young entrepreneurs and pioneers who come from afar to start new businesses, with visions to turn what could be seen as a dire situation into an opportunity for meaningful change. An earthquake had occurred in the ocean, and sent a tsunami straight for multiple towns along the coast. To read more about disasters in Japan, see “6 Things NOT to do after an earthquake in Japan” or “Preparing your Emergency Bag in Japan”. The whole area around the nuclear power plant is uninhabitable, and will be for a very long time. These bags are then collected, transported and stored in dedicated sites, which can be seen dotted around not only Fukushima, but also other parts of Japan. Fukushima Prefecture announced it will switch its entire output to renewable energy by 2040, and we see rice paddies given over to wind turbines and solar panels. The road runs parallel to the coast, passing only a few kilometres from the site of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear reactor that became the centre of the world’s attention in March 2011, and thereafter. Animals are most abundant in areas still devoid of humans, with more than 20 species captured in the UGA's camera study. Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong sneaks into the exclusion zone near the nuclear facility at Fukushima in Japan which was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. August 18, 2016. Surprisingly, it is almost completely untouched. We will never spam or sell your email address because we love you. Now, nearly a decade after the nuclear accident, the wildlife populations appear to be thriving. Fukushima exclusion zone 2011-2016rer éléments. The government has been pushing forward with decontamination (除染)in the areas surrounding the power plant. Corbyn’s refusal to use nuclear weapons as PM wouldn’t defeat their value as deterrents. Outside Collaborators: Tom Hinton (Fukushima University), Kei Okuda Wildlife captured on video inside the Fukushima exclusion zone. See more about his work and what he has seen in the exclusion zone below! New research shows that wildlife are experiencing a similar flourishing in the Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan. Answer 1 of 12: I will be in Tokyo for most of May and was hoping to spend a few days in Fukushima towards the end of my trip. Anyone can drive along Route 6, passing through what is known officially as the “Difficult-To-Return Zone”, or 帰還困難区域 (kikan-konnan-kuiki). 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